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  1. No branch of the military will allow me to enlist due to the fact that I am a diabetic. I think this is extremely unfair. (30 Dec 2003)
  2. Is it possible for ethanol to show in the urine of a diabetic, and would yeast make a false positive for this? (13 Dec 2003)
  3. An endocrinologist touched my breasts in an awkward kind of way. (13 Dec 2003)
  4. When can we expect to be able to see the adult specialist? (13 Nov 2003)
  5. I take twice daily metformin and will will be starting the Muslim fasting month soon. What do you advise? (5 Nov 2003)
  6. Can people with type 1 diabetes benefit from some type of hormone replacement/therapy to increase normal growth? (4 Nov 2003)
  7. Is it all right for someone with type 2 diabetes to soak the feet in epsom salts at the end of the day? (3 Nov 2003)
  8. Approximately how many children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the US per year? How many children in the US have type 1 diabetes? (26 Oct 2003)
  9. My has developed a twitch in his legs. Is this related to insulin? Hormones? Who do we take him to for evaluation? (21 Oct 2003)
  10. Is it okay for a child with diabetes to get her hair permed? (20 Oct 2003)
  11. I know there have been some studies on endotoxin LPS in people with type 1 diabetes. What can you tell me about this? (18 Oct 2003)
  12. I understand that alcohol can raise the blood sugar, and cause false positives, but what about diabetes and cocaine? (12 Oct 2003)
  13. I recently read some articles which discussed adiposity. (12 Oct 2003)
  14. How do I explain to a 14 year old how bad diabetes is? (11 Oct 2003)
  15. Are there support groups and/or therapists who would offer help for a child with a parent who has diabetes? (3 Oct 2003)
  16. I currently have an endocrinologist who I believe hasn't been informative or helpful at all so would like to find a new doctor. (3 Oct 2003)
  17. I have noticed that my almost five year old daughter has developed odor under her arms. Is this a symptom of her diabetes? (29 Sep 2003)
  18. I am a teenager with type 1 diabetes. What's the worst thing that can happen to me? (29 Sep 2003)
  19. Could my positive urine alcohol have something to do with low blood sugar the day that I provide the urine sample? (26 Sep 2003)
  20. I would like to know how I could help my friend through his diabetes. (26 Sep 2003)
  21. How do you tell a four year child about testing for diabetes? (25 Sep 2003)
  22. I have a MacIntosh G4 and would like to know if there are any software programs to enable my meter to be downloaded. (24 Sep 2003)
  23. I am looking for teaching plans for insulin injection and signs and symptoms of shock for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. (24 Sep 2003)
  24. I am 10 years old and have type 1 diabetes. Please kindly let me know about a diabetes chart. (24 Sep 2003)
  25. How do I transition diabetes care from being my responsibility to being my son's responsibility, without causing blood sugar chaos? (24 Sep 2003)
  26. Is there any clinical, or even anecdotal, evidence that teething can affect blood sugar? (23 Sep 2003)
  27. Someone told me about medical ID shoelaces. Where can I find these things? (15 Sep 2003)
  28. Can you elaborate as to what dead in bed syndrome is? (11 Sep 2003)
  29. My husband got stung by around 30 bees, and he is allergic to them. Now, he is having a lot of pain in the leg where the stings were. (9 Sep 2003)
  30. Is there is any correlation between the amount of ketones and the concentration of the urine? (4 Sep 2003)
  31. About a week ago, my 16 year old son died 10 hours after returning with me from a trip to Peru. Do you have any thoughts? (3 Sep 2003)
  32. I am looking for a mini portable insulin cooler that is battery powered only. I need it for camping where there is no electricity. (30 Aug 2003)
  33. Is there some kind of litmus paper or other device for detecting the amount of carbs or sugars in a food? (27 Aug 2003)
  34. What type of grieving does a 15 year old girl go through when diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? What type of support should she receive? (25 Aug 2003)
  35. I'm having a difficult time finding children's books explaining diabetes in Spanish. Do you have any suggestions? (23 Aug 2003)
  36. How does a C-peptide level of 0.8 convert into units (U-100) of insulin by weight and time? (19 Aug 2003)
  37. Have you heard of any side effects from either of these insulins that can cause this kind of reaction? (19 Aug 2003)
  38. Is diabetes a chronic disease? (18 Aug 2003)
  39. Can you find out the sugar and or carb content in a package pouch of chewing tobacco? (17 Aug 2003)
  40. This person is ashamed of this lifestyle -- please help. (15 Aug 2003)
  41. I have some excess supplies from my old pump including reservoirs. Are you aware of any organizations that these can be donated to? (15 Aug 2003)
  42. My 28 year old husband has always had certain problems in maintaining an erection. Could his condition be related to his father's diabetes? (13 Aug 2003)
  43. My mother, who is on oral medications, has noticed that every now and then she experiences bouts of profuse sweating. Why? (12 Aug 2003)
  44. Is there anything I can or should do now about my stomach problems and lack of test results? (12 Aug 2003)
  45. Do you have any information on when some products will be available outside the US? (11 Aug 2003)
  46. My five year old daughter keeps getting sores. Could my daughter's diabetes be the cause of these or is it something else? (11 Aug 2003)
  47. I am a teacher in charge of helping a student learn more about his diabetes and most of the material I find is not suited to this. (5 Aug 2003)
  48. What is homocystine? How will the test results be used? (3 Aug 2003)
  49. Is there a way to get rid of the yellow on my nails? Is there a cream or other product I can use? Would a change in diet fix it? (3 Aug 2003)
  50. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, my menstrual periods have been very messed up. Will diabetes cause this to happen? (3 Aug 2003)
  51. Where can I get my child's haptoglobin type tested? Has been a drug been developed yet that reduces free radicals? (2 Aug 2003)
  52. Whenever I get my period, my blood sugars go unusually high. I this normal? (1 Aug 2003)
  53. My 16 year old daughter has been having high ketones for the past couple of days, and she has missed her period. (1 Aug 2003)
  54. I'm trying to find someone to help me understand why I spill ketones so easily. I can't accept any of the explanations I have gotten. (1 Aug 2003)
  55. My son has a gray circle above his ankle. Do you know what this is? Is it, in fact, related to his diabetes? (31 Jul 2003)
  56. Have you heard of other people with diabetes getting hives? Do you know of any treatments that I have not already tried? (29 Jul 2003)
  57. My cousin, has been having pain and swelling in her feet and hands as well as pain in her legs, and blood in the feces. (18 Jul 2003)
  58. Could my daughter's first loose tooth have caused the unusual blood sugar levels? (17 Jul 2003)
  59. I have searched but have found no useful information on coping with diabetes as a sibling. Any suggestions? (16 Jul 2003)
  60. Could you please advise me of the name of a mouthwash available for people with diabetes which really helps? (16 Jul 2003)
  61. Our 12 year old grandson, who is on a pump, wants to visit us. Where can I find the diet/menu/food program I can use? (16 Jul 2003)
  62. Since I have lived with type 1 diabetes so long, what can I do to help educate other recently diagnosed people and their families? (13 Jul 2003)
  63. I haven't had my period for almost three months. Could this have anything to do with my diabetes? (8 Jul 2003)
  64. I have dark brown spots that feel kind of scaly, and I don't know what it is. Is this normal for someone with a type 2 diabetes? (5 Jul 2003)
  65. Should my daughter be allowed to keep the meter and food with her at camp? (1 Jul 2003)
  66. Do you have any information about Sleep Sentry? Do you think this device would be good for children? (30 Jun 2003)
  67. What are the chances are of anything being transmitted from a lancet used by another child? (30 Jun 2003)
  68. Should my stepson be tested in any way? Could you please provide some guidelines to encourage a more healthy lifestyle? (29 Jun 2003)
  69. Is there diabetes educator training available for nurses? (28 Jun 2003)
  70. How do I as a mother of a teenager with diabetes child deal with my own fears and worries? (23 Jun 2003)
  71. My son has bad breath, even just after brushing. Does it indicate a problem with his blood sugars that we are perhaps missing? (23 Jun 2003)
  72. I heard that people with diabetes have sugar sticking to the walls of their veins and arteries like cholesterol does. Is this true? (23 Jun 2003)
  73. Can people who have diabetes wear contact lenses? (20 Jun 2003)
  74. How important is it for my 18 year old son to have enough sleep? (18 Jun 2003)
  75. Is there any positive, hopeful or helpful information you can give to the family of a newly diagnosed 17 month old? (11 Jun 2003)
  76. Are there any plans on ranking pumps like you do meters? (11 Jun 2003)
  77. A month ago, I was informed that I have diabetes, and I also have had psoriasis for 10 years. Will a wound still not heal fast? (10 Jun 2003)
  78. Is violent shaking a symptom associated with diabetes? (9 Jun 2003)
  79. I have type 1 diabetes, and I know that excess sugar is excreted from the body in urine. Does it also comes out in sweat or through other body organs? (8 Jun 2003)
  80. Is it safe to wear his insulin pump on extreme roller coasters? Can he wear the pump on the airplane? (6 Jun 2003)
  81. How can I support my teenage son in making adjustments to diabetes without scaring him by stating the facts too pointedly? (3 Jun 2003)
  82. I'm wondering if the rash could be hormonal or a reaction to insulin rather than something he is eating. (2 Jun 2003)
  83. Should people with diabetes insulin or pills in the morning before fasting blood tests like a lipid profile? (31 May 2003)
  84. Can my sister's choice of not immunizing her daughter affect her or my daughter? (31 May 2003)
  85. Is this a documented symptom of hypoglycemia or something rare/unique? (30 May 2003)
  86. Does diabetes cause excessive sweating, and feeling on edge and awful every other day? (30 May 2003)
  87. Does diabetes cause excessive sweating, and feeling on edge and awful every other day? (29 May 2003)
  88. Don't town or publicly sponsored activities have to provide more accommodation to children with disabilities? (27 May 2003)
  89. My son broke his arm. Will having diabetes slow the healing process? Will the broken arm affect his blood sugar levels? (26 May 2003)
  90. I saw something on a news channel that said that people with diabetes type 1 have smaller brains. Is this true? (26 May 2003)
  91. Other than the obvious concerns associated with tanning beds, are there any other things we need to know? (22 May 2003)
  92. Do you have any idea when EMLA cream will be coming back on the market? (19 May 2003)
  93. Is there any computer program that can help me decide how many doses of insulin I should give my son? (17 May 2003)
  94. I have had type 2 diabetes for two years, and I'm having a serious problem with something biting me. Have you heard of such a thing? (17 May 2003)
  95. What videos are available for children over the age of three? (17 May 2003)
  96. I started taking ballet dancing almost two years ago, and I have progressed to the point where my teacher is training me to dance in pointe (toe) shoes. Is this kind of work bad for my diabetes? (16 May 2003)
  97. I worry that my brother will not even make it until all his children have graduated from high school. (15 May 2003)
  98. Are there any programs I can download that I have nutritional information for many foods when I am out and about with my five year old? (12 May 2003)
  99. My mum died, and the day before she was complaining of a shortness of breath. Could this be do due to an overdose of insulin? (8 May 2003)
  100. Would getting a small tattoo on my back affect the pump site which is close to where I would get the tattoo? (7 May 2003)
  101. My triglycerides are 3500. Is the doctor trying to scare me? Do I really need to worry? (30 Apr 2003)
  102. Do you know of any organizations that may have people interested in buying a blood glucose monitoring kit at a reduced price? (29 Apr 2003)
  103. had a alcohol urine test with a low positive reading, but I did not drink any alcoholic beverage. What could have caused this reading? (28 Apr 2003)
  104. Do you recommend an optometrist or an ophthalmologist? What is the difference exactly? Which will be better for me in the long run? (27 Apr 2003)
  105. My 16 year old nephew has type 1 diabetes, and his urine is very sticky on the bathroom floor. (22 Apr 2003)
  106. In autoimmune type 1 diabetes, are all of the islets of Langerhans attacked? (16 Apr 2003)
  107. My daughter who is in poor control wants to get fake fingernails done in a salon, and I am wondering if she should do this. (8 Apr 2003)
  108. Is there a diabetes management software program that allows you to access data from more than one type of meter and a pump? (7 Apr 2003)
  109. We cannot find a download for a PalmPilot log book program. (5 Apr 2003)
  110. Any words of advice as to where to go to look for jobs as a diabetes educator? (17 Mar 2003)
  111. What do I need to do to become a diabetes researcher? I want to help find the cure for diabetes. Where do I start? (13 Mar 2003)
  112. My ex-husband told me that my son is becoming sterile because of his insulin injections. Is this possible? (13 Mar 2003)
  113. Does having type 1 diabetes affect an individual's lifespan or any other aspect of life? (11 Mar 2003)
  114. I am 15 years old, have type 1 diabetes, and I want to know if it would be a bad idea to pierce my belly button. (11 Mar 2003)
  115. I am starting to get nervous about the possibility of war and my daughter getting stuck at school. How do I handle this? (9 Mar 2003)
  116. I have noticed that my urine is very strong smelling. Could this be associated with having diabetes? (8 Mar 2003)
  117. Have you ever thought of separating the questions into type 1 and type 2 questions? The two types of diabetes are so very different. (5 Mar 2003)
  118. I am currently breast feeding my son, and sometimes my blood sugar get higher. Is this excess sugar in my breast milk? (4 Mar 2003)
  119. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my dentist told me I could no longer have root canals, but now he is recommending them. (3 Mar 2003)
  120. Do children with type 1 diabetes have more problems with orthodontic manipulation than children without diabetes? (3 Mar 2003)
  121. How would Tofranil affect my child? What else can he take for bedwetting? (19 Feb 2003)
  122. My son had good care in the hospital, but now we are having trouble with his doctor. (18 Feb 2003)
  123. I have type 1 diabetes for a little over a year, and I have a unusual body odor that occurs when I sweat. What could this possibly be? (18 Feb 2003)
  124. Where can I find information on rabbit behavior during insulin reactions? (13 Feb 2003)
  125. Is there is a common blood type (for example, A Positive) that is more common among people with type 1 diabetes? (13 Feb 2003)
  126. You said that in Florida all insulin supplies are available without prescription, but none of my local pharmacies will sell needles. (13 Feb 2003)
  127. Could diabetes be the cause of this hair problem? (11 Feb 2003)
  128. Do you know of any correlation between diabetes and ability to sleep, especially in a child so young? (11 Feb 2003)
  129. Why can't people with diabetes use a foot spa or a back massager? (10 Feb 2003)
  130. What is your estimate of the percentage of children versus adults (let's say over age 21years) who develop type 1? (10 Feb 2003)
  131. Why do people with diabetes heal so poorly after a injury? (4 Feb 2003)
  132. Is it normal for a child with diabetes (who is taking insulin and having "good" numbers) to still show sugar in the urine? (31 Jan 2003)
  133. I feel annoyed when other relatives comment on how my brother must be doing something wrong when his sugars go low. (25 Jan 2003)
  134. How can companies who manufacture insulin sell it for decades without concern? Why are they not accountable? (19 Jan 2003)
  135. Why can't my son use an electric blanket? (14 Jan 2003)
  136. What should the parents of a child with diabetes do when what is best for their child's total care doesn't fit into the practitioner's plan? (14 Jan 2003)
  137. Can a person with type 2 diabetes ever become insulin dependent? (13 Jan 2003)
  138. I coach a competitive soccer team and I have a player that has just been diagnosed with diabetes. As a coach it would be helpful to know if there are any special needs that I should be aware of. (7 Jan 2003)
  139. How would you explain diabetes to a four year old? (7 Jan 2003)
  140. Can someone who downloaded SweetSheet for IMac computer get readings in the metric system? (7 Jan 2003)
  141. My mom said I could have my tongue pierced, just as long as it doesn't bother my diabetes. (4 Jan 2003)

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